Resignation of Chair of PAI Board
At the end of February, Hon Susan Lenehan announced her intention to retire as independent Chair of the Board of Principals Australia Institute at the end of her current term in June 2016. Ms Lenehan reported that she was proud of the achievements of the Institute. She listed among them, the delivery of social and emotional health and wellbeing frameworks, KidsMatter Primary and MindMatters, in Australian schools, and the professional recognition of school principals through the Australian Principal Certification Program.
Ms Lenehan also indicated the search for a new independent Chair had begun. She said that the Board seeks an experienced Chair with extensive involvement in governance related to commercial and not-for-profit organisations gained through successful leadership at board and executive levels. The new Chair will renew the Institute’s mission ‘to provide professional learning and support for school leaders and build the capacity and profile of the profession’ particularly in the promotion of social and emotional health and wellbeing.
PAI Strategic directions 2016-2017
The Institute’s Strategic Plan for 2016 – 2017 focuses on the goals of strengthening school leadership and strengthening the profession. We will provide quality professional learning and support to principals and school leaders aligned with the Australian Professional Standard for Principals. The Institute will develop opportunities for school leaders with programs to promote and support social and emotional health and wellbeing in school communities. We will diversify products that meet the professional learning needs of school leaders in these areas.
We will continue to support schools in the implementation of KidsMatter Primary and MindMatters through our national, state and territory offices.
Over the next two months, we are undertaking market research and analysis for the development and implementation of strategies that will underpin our professional learning business and project delivery.
We will invite you to contribute your perspective on our provision of professional learning and support of school leaders through a series of focus groups and an online survey.
Progress with Australian Principal Certification
Principals Australia Institute has led professional learning for principals and aspiring leaders in Australian schools since 1993. In 2013, the Institute commenced processes for designing voluntary Australian Principal Certification, and this year our work continues with further development of the initiative. Read more
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